What name made a record climb on this year's top baby name list?
According to the last report from the U.S Social Security Administration, which has been keeping track of baby names since 1879, 12-year champion Emma has finally been knocked out of the number-one slot by the similar sounding Emily. In the boy's department, Jacob is hanging tough in the top spot -- as it has for the past ten years.
But it was a presidential name -- Barack, as in Obama -- that made a record move, climbing 10,126 spots to number 2,409. Another mover and shaker was Miley, probably thanks to the tween star Cyrus, which bumped up to the 152 slot. One new name, Beckham, made the list for the first time. Hmm, could British soccer star David Beckham be behind the new fad?
New girl names in the top 1,000, most we've never heard of, include: Isla, Mareli, Milagros, Dayami, and Nylah. Newly trending boys names are Aaden, Chace, Marley, Kash, and Kymani. Huh?
Not to call names, but Jennifer Moss, founder of Babynames.com, has a bit of a problem with the SSA's list. "They don't combine different spellings of the same name -- like Aidan and Aiden. So their results are a little skewed. I think it's pretty safe to say Aidan/Aiden and Ava are really the #1 names of 2008/2009!"
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